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Towel

Turkish
Probably 18th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

Overall: 131.4 x 54 cm (51 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1970.560

Medium or Technique

Linen, woven

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sheer, plain woven linen ground embroidered at each end with polychrome silks and gilt silver strips and yarns in double darning and satin stitches. Design of landscape with peak-roofed building, stream, boats, birds, rocks, and cypress trees. Narrow crocheted edging in gilt silver yarns at ends around embroidered sections. Linen yellowed, faint stains. Gilt silver worn and tarnished.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ashton Sanborn in memory of Ashton Sanborn